WorldMentalHealthDay: Pune mental hospital ‘family ward’ to unite patient and family

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, the Pune’s regional mental hospital started a ‘Family Ward’ in the hospital. Where the family of the patient can stay with the patient

WorldMentalHealthDay: Pune mental hospital ‘family ward’ to unite patient and familyThe regional mental hospital in Yerawada, Pune, Maharashtra, has started a Family Ward for the patients suffering from mental illness. The ward aims to bring the patients and the family together. So that the patients can spend time with their families Past week, on October 02, the ward began to function. For a patient, the […]

Mental health: Problems faced by youngsters in a changing world

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day (October 10) is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’. The expanding use of online technologies, like social media, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time grows

Mental health: Problems faced by youngsters in a changing worldAdolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings […]

The truth about schizophrenia, separating fact from fiction

One in 100 people is affected by schizophrenia during their life, but 45% of those surveyed thought the illness was much more common. Half mistakenly thought the illness was defined by a split personality and a quarter believed it definitely led to violent behaviour. But the reality is very different, a new campaign by Rethink Schizophrenia campaign claims

The truth about schizophrenia, separating fact from fictionSchizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent, a mental health charity has warned. Rethink Mental Illness said a survey of 1,500 people showed that the condition is widely misunderstood. Schizophrenia commonly causes hallucinations, such as hearing voices, or delusions and can make people lose interest in life. But it […]

Mumbai: Build special hospital for patients with mental illnesses, demands Sena corporator  

Mumbai has been witnessing a steep rise in the number of people who are suffering from mental illnesses. As per the recent survey which was done by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) over 1.74 lakh Mumbaikars are suffering from mental illnesses

Mumbai: Build special hospital for patients with mental illnesses, demands Sena corporator  Raising this issue in the BMC during a meeting, Shiv Sena corporator, Sheetal Mhatre has demanded that the civic administration should set-up a special hospital to cater to the increasing population with mental illness. Due to the peer pressure and faulty lifestyle mental illness in India are spreading like an epidemic. People are suffering from […]

Schizophrenia the most misunderstood mental illness!!

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder affecting over 21 million people worldwide. It affects approximately 1% of the population. This disorder can affect any gender and at any age, but the most common age of its onset is between 15 and 25 years.

Schizophrenia the most misunderstood mental illness!!Schizophrenia is characterized by distortions in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and behaviour. Some common experiences include hallucinations – hearing voices or seeing things that are not there and delusions – fixed, false beliefs. Worldwide, schizophrenia is associated with considerable disability and may affect educational and occupational performance. People suffering from schizophrenia often […]

Postpartum depression not just limited to women

While the condition is often associated with new mothers, recent findings suggested its prevalence among new fathers may be severely underestimated

Postpartum depression not just limited to womenIf left untreated, postpartum depression can have a range of complications such as difficulties in bonding with one’s child, overwhelming fatigue, suicidal ideation, etc. The study titled ‘Prevalence of depression among fathers at the paediatric well-child care visit’ was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Paediatrics on July 23. It is estimated […]

Evolving with the times, WHO makes significant changes in ICD-11

International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), published by WHO, for the first time classified gaming as a mental health disorder ; has made a new chapter on sexual health; and also added a new chapter on traditional medicine.The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide. It contains around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death

Evolving with the times, WHO makes significant changes in ICD-11International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), published by WHO, which classifies around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, has for the first time classified gaming as a disorder; has made a new chapter on sexual health; and also added a new chapter on traditional medicine. It provides a common set of information that allows health professionals to […]

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states study

Women who have an abortion may be no more likely to develop depression than women who don’t, a Danish study suggests

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states studyResearchers examined data on 396,397 women born in Denmark between 1980 and 1994, including 30,834 who had an abortion and 85,592 who had a baby. Overall, 15 per cent of the women had at least one antidepressant prescription. Women who had an abortion were 54 per cent more likely to take antidepressants in the year […]

Mental Illness: Govt approves first-of-its-kind mental health rehab institute

The National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) will be the first of its kind in the country in the area of mental health rehabilitation.  It will serve as an institution of excellence to develop capacity building in the area of mental health rehabilitation and also help the government to develop models for effective rehabilitation of persons with mental illness

Mental Illness: Govt approves first-of-its-kind mental health rehab instituteMental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. But, deteriorating mental health is a severe issue in the country. President Ram Nath Kovind had spoken about […]

Mental health: ‘Dangal girl’ Zaira Wasim coping with depression, pens down struggle

Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, who is popularly known as Dangal girl has penned down an emotional social media post, describing her on her ongoing fight with the depression. Depress is a mental illness, and in India out of 20 people 1 suffer from this mental disorder

Mental health: ‘Dangal girl’ Zaira Wasim coping with depression, pens down struggle“I am writing this to (finally) admit and confess that I, for a very long time have been suffering from severe anxiety and depression,” reads a post written by Zaira Wasim. Depression is a mental illness. But, most of the people who are going through this condition, do not accept this due to the fear […]
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